Italian club confirm Tottenham have bid for star

Tottenham Hotspur have bid for Italian side Sassuolo’s striker Simone Zaza, that is according to the Serie A club’s CEO.

Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to add to his frontline that, apart from Harry Kane, has struggled in front of goal this season. Despite having the likes of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor at his disposal, the striking duo have managed only six goals between them in all competitions.

Zaza has eight goals from 22 starts in Serie A this season – as well as one goal from three appearances in the Coppa Italia – but he hasn’t scored in his last six games.

Juventus are also interested in signing the striker as the Old Lady have a £10.8million buy-back clause as the Turin-based club used to have co-ownership of Zaza. However, Spurs are willing to pay more than that for the striker with the CEO suggesting the fee would be in the region of £13million.